Vogue|
Elizabeth Taylor in Iran

2011.02.27

On a recent trip to Los Angeles I had a chance to meet with Linda Komaroff, PhD, curator of the […]

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Monocle|
Lower East Side on the Rise

2011.02.18

My Syrian great grandparents came straight from Aleppo to the Lower East Side–after, of course, the authorities on Ellis Island […]

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Vogue|
A Little Heaven in Mexico City

2010.12.26

As a long time fan of Mexico City, with even some family members from Syria who have lived in the […]

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Icon|
Maritime Design

2010.12.21

Marc Newson’s first stab at maritime design–the ‘Aquariva’ boat–elicits a satisfying nod to all the adjectives the London-based designer uses […]

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Wallpaper*|
Best Of

2010.11.21

On a recent trip back to my hometown, Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to write about some of the […]

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Art International Radio|
Gwangju Biennale

2010.10.31

I attended this year’s Gwangju Biennale–Asia’s first art biennale. While in the South Korean city I spoke with its CEO, […]

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Monocle|
We are family

2010.10.21

For this month’s Monocle I interviewed owners of the now 50-year old Pace Gallery–the Glimchers. Their current retrospective is one […]

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New York Times|
Now, Cultural Casablanca

2010.10.08

Casablanca is not a city most tourists make time for during their visits to Morocco, but it is a huge […]

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The Art Newspaper|
Artists defend Islamic Center

2010.10.07

For this month’s The Art Newspaper I reported on artists in the NY area who were joining in support of […]

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Roundabout|
The Middle East

2010.09.23

This year I was asked by the editors of Art Asia Pacific to contribute to a book that will accompany […]

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Time Magazine|
Santiago

2010.09.10

I recently visited Santiago, Chile. It was my first time traveling to South America. Although I was only there for […]

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Art Asia Pacific|
Yemen

2010.08.30

Indeed, much is being written about Yemen these days. Mostly it’s talk of the country as ‘the next Afghanistan‘ (whatever […]

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The Art Newspaper|
Get art out of the basements

2010.08.23

This past May I spent a few days at the annual American Association of Museums conference in Los Angeles for […]

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Art International Radio|
Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller

2010.08.10

For my first show with Art International Radio I spoke with longtime Upper East Side gallerist Leila Heller. She is […]

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Al Manakh|
Sporting Cities

2010.07.29

Al Manakh 2 was released in the Spring of this year. The compilation of over 140 articles focuses on developments […]

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Canvas|
Letters of Intent

2010.07.21

In the fall of 2009 I ventured up to the Edwynn Houk Gallery to meet with artist Lalla Essaydi. I […]

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Conde Nast Traveler|
Mamilla Hotel

2010.07.14

I went undercover this year for Conde Nast Traveler and checked out Jerusalem’s newest boutique hotel–Mamilla. Designed by Piero Lissoni, […]

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The Art Newspaper|
An Art Flotilla

2010.06.17

Launched just days after Israel’s fatal attack on the Mavi Marra ship, three boats packed with artists headed out from […]

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Monocle|
Israelis & Palestinians

2010.06.15

The recent flotilla attack highlighted a growing political disparity between the world’s position on the Gaza blockade and Israel’s. And […]

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Monocle|
Egypt’s Design Revolution

2010.06.09

On a recent trip to Cairo I was introduced to a spate of new design initiatives in Egypt. The most […]

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The Art Newspaper|
Iranian Art Market

2010.06.08

Last month was the first sale of Iranian art at a US auction house. Unfortunately, the response was lukewarm. In […]

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ESPN The Magazine|
Uganda and South Africa

2010.05.19

I spent half of March in Uganda and South Africa. In Uganda I headed to Gulu to spend time with […]

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Monocle|
Museum Pieces

2010.04.21

For Monocle‘s ‘Museum Pieces’ survey I was asked to speak to several players in the museum world who are making […]

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Wallpaper*|
The Armoury

2010.04.10

After a week in Iceland I knew two things. One: I want to go back NOW. And Two: One of […]

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Monocle|
It’s one big arty party

2010.03.06

The past couple of weeks have been quite intense for the art scene here in NYC. First up was the […]

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Financial Times|
Into the cultural limelight

2010.02.27

There are a lot changes happening in the museum scene in Israel. There were several highlights I got to see […]

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Monocle|
A new Palestinian City

2010.02.26

I just came back from a few days in Jerusalem/Ramallah/Tel Aviv. It was good to head back into Ramallah. I […]

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Blog|
By the People Screening

2010.02.21

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For those of you who are in NYC on March 6th please join me at the IRT Theater in the […]

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Financial Times|
The Queen of Moroccan TV

2010.02.06

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Moroccan television was altered in the late 80’s when the then King Hassan II sought to modernize the media by […]

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Monocle|
Art in LA

2010.02.01

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Its always exciting to return to my hometown and see all the rapid changes the city is undergoing. And while […]

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Monocle|
The danger in the desert

2010.01.20

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A trip to the Western Sahara earlier this year proved helpful in understanding the dynamics of the 30 year long […]

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Wallpaper*|
Quick Take: Rodarte

2010.01.17

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The California sister fashion act, Rodarte, will head to NYC this year for a show at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. […]

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Financial Times|
Escape Redefined

2010.01.16

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China’s version of Hawaii feels like Dubai in 2006. Its mushrooming at a mind boggling pace. And as you can […]

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New York Times|
Tourism in the West Bank

2010.01.13

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In late 2005, I ventured with writer David Kaufman (follow him here on his Transracial website) to the West Bank […]

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Monocle|
25×25 Oman

2010.01.11

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I wrote the guide for Oman for Monocle. Might I add several people have used it and highly recommend it. […]

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Monocle|
Abu Dhabi Art

2010.01.03

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I ventured to Abu Dhabi to check out the city’s newest art fair–Abu Dhabi Art— for Monocle Magazine. It was, […]

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